Benedict Carpenter

Job: Head of Fine Art

Faculty: Arts, Design and Humanities

School/department: School of Visual and Performing Arts

Research group(s): Fine Art Practices Research Group

Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH

T: +44 (0)116 201 3853




Personal profile

Benedict Carpenter is Head of Fine Art, and is responsible for the direction, development and management of the subject. He teaches drawing, critical and professional studies, and Fine Art practice.

Research group affiliations

Benedict is a member of the Fine Art Practices Research Group at DMU, and is an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Wolverhampton, in the Faculty of Education, Health and Wellbeing.

Publications and outputs 

Click here to view a full listing of Benedict Carpenter's publications and outputs.

Research interests/expertise

Benedict’s research interests are in fine art, craft, art medals, sculpture, and figurative arts. His particular research focus investigates the means through which made objects such as sculptures, art-medals and memorials mediate or preserve the social presence of absent people. Please view Benedict’s blog for more information:

Honours and awards

  • 2013 – 2016  Honorary Research Fellow, Faculty of Education, Health and Wellbeing, University of Wolverhampton
  • 2010   Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

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